Chartres Cathedral by Malcolm Miller, with photographs by Sonia Halladay and Laura Lushington, ISBN: 1-878351-54-0
This is a good book to familiarize oneself with the architecture and stained glass of Chartres Cathedral, although the historic and symbolic interpretations of the text are quite conservative.
The Philosopher's Stone by Peter Marshall. ISBN#0-330-48910-0, $19.95
A comprehensive historical exploration of alchemy as being central to the world's mystical traditions, covering China, India, Greece, Egypt, the Middle East, and Europe.
Mysteries of the Dark Moon: The Healing Power of the Dark Goddess by Demetra George, Harper Collins, ISBN: 0-06-250370-7, $17.95.
OUT OF PRINT / RARE BOOKS
The Mysteries of Chartres Cathedral by Louis Charpentier, translated into English by Sir Ronald Fraser
Fascinating book, especially in its exploration of the sacred geometry of Chartres.
Alchemy: The Great Secret by Andrea Aromatico, Discoveries: Harry N. Abrams, ISBN 0-8109-2889-2.
A small but well-written book on the history of the hermetic arts.
Alchemy: The Art of Transformation by Jay Ramsay, Thorson's, ISBN 1-85538-509-0
This is the best book on alchemy as a psychological and spiritual process of transformation. It is currently out of print, but publisher's overstock can sometimes be found on the web at http://www.alibris.com
OTHER ARTICLES ON THE WEB
The Seven Liberal Arts by Thomas D. Worrel
This article explores the spiritual vision of the Seven Liberal Arts in the Masonic tradition, and in the Cathedral and School of Chartres.
The School of Chartres: From Fulbert to Bernard
A 45- page scholarly article on the history of the Chartres School, excerpted from A History of Western Philosophy, Vol. II by Ralph McInerny.
Transformative Sanctuaries by Norman D. Livergood
Discusses the history of the Knights Templar, alchemy, and the mysteries surrounding the creation of Chartres Cathedral as a crucible for the transmutation of mankind
Chartres Cathedral: A Sacred Geometry
This is a terrific documentary on the mysteries and the sacred geometry behind the creation of the Cathedral, featuring Professor Keith Critchlow, a leading expert in sacred architecture. Available at the Wisdom University Bookstore.
ARTmind: The Healing Power of Sacred Art with Alex Gray
$17.99. Available at the Wisdom University Bookstore.
Both DVDs are available for rental online through NETFLIX.